Best of 2017: The Series

Posted January 4, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

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Killer Instincts series by Elle Kennedy. While the books weren’t absolutely fabulous individually, the series all together is. I’ve never had that experience, so it was new to me. There were even some main characters that I didn’t like. Kennedy has a gift for making the reader go from love to hate back to love again.

Masters and Mercenaries by Lexi Blake. I discovered this series quite by accident. When Ian showed up in Revenge, I knew he had to have his own book somewhere. He was too alpha not to. Lucky for me, I found that I was right. Masters and Mercenaries is a D/s series. At first I was a little put off while reading the series, but I have grown to love this series, D/s and all.

Sisters of the Heart by Christine Feehan. I adore this series. The five women that were brought together through circumstance created a bond that can’t be broken. It really tells the story of a family that isn’t related by blood, but are closer than blood relatives. All the women were damaged in their own way.

Vampires in America by D.B. Reynolds. D.B. Reynolds, where has this series been my entire reading life? I don’t know how I missed the Vampires in America, but miss it I did.

Black Dagger Legacy by J.R. Ward. I am really enjoying this spinoff of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I daresay that it’s better than the BDB series. It’s a fresh look into the world that JRW created what seems like ages ago.

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Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews: I can’t wait for the next book to be released..and at the same time I’m dreading it because it’ll be the last.

Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs: Briggs never disappoints. Every time I pick up a Mercy book I feel like I’m joining good friends.

Moonshadow by Thea Harrison: This is a spinoff of the Elder Races series. I love how broad the world is. I can’t wait for the next book.

Magdalene by Kristen Ashley: If you’re looking for small-town romance, this is a great series.

Brooklyn Bruisers by Sarina Bowen: Sexy Hockey players.. smart, independent women…good stuff.

Psy-Changeling/Trinity by Nalini Singh: I really love the Psy-Changeling series and I’m excited to see where things head now.

Honorable Mentions: The Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews. It gets an honorable mention because the most recent book was released in 2016. But there’s a new chapter up at Ilona-Andrews.com! Maud! EEEE. Moonlight and Motor Oil by Kristen Ashley. I didn’t love book one, but I enjoyed it enough that I’m anticipating the next release. Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs. Anna and Charles. Sigh. Whiskey Sharp by Lauren Dane. The first book isn’t out until later this month, but I read it in 2017 so I’m including it here.

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Brooklyn Bruisers series by Sarina Bowen: I just keep right on loving each book that comes out in this series. The first book, Georgia got on my hot damn nerves but not Leo. I loved him. Then I read Patrick’s book and loved it and then Beacon and Lauren’s book and gah. I loved that one too. Sarina Bowen is such a great author or contemporary romances. I just love this series to pieces.

The Disgraceful Dukes series by Lenora Bell: This was a delightful discovery for me. I first heard about it from one of my blog buddies and tried it out after my sister read the first book and really enjoyed it so I got all of the books and I glommed them all in a week. All three books. There’s so much goodness in this series and I am looking forward to more greatness from Lenora Bell in the new year.

The WAGs series by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy: I really love reading sports romances and I’m really digging the whole world that Sarina & Elle have created for these characters. The characters, the hockey, the love, it’s all great. Just freaking great.

The Oxford series by Lauren Layne: I love this series and really enjoyed the latest addition. Nick and Taylor were a great couple and even though they weren’t perfect, their story was still pretty fantastic. I’m going to be really sad when this series ends because it continues to really shine in my eyes. So much love for this series.

The Royally series by Emma Chase: I didn’t know that I loved a royal romance until I read this series. Emma Chase really shines at writing the male perspective and she continues to do that well in this series. I really enjoyed all of the books in this series and cannot wait for the spin off series that will be releasing soon. Woo hoo for Tommy’s story!

What were some of your favorite series that you read in 2017?


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6 responses to “Best of 2017: The Series

  1. Jen

    Since I cheated and used some series in my best books comment, some of these are repeats, ha.
    1) Psy Changeling–I know everyone here loves these so what more is there to say? 🙂
    2) All series by Shelly Laurenston–I mentioned the Pride series previously but I LOVE all of her series, especially the Crows series. Her books are my go-to when I need a guaranteed laugh and escapist story. I very much needed those kind of stories last year!
    3) Blood of the Drakon by NJ Walters–again, I really appreciated the escapism here. The fourth book kind of let me down, but I still loved the hell out of the series.
    4) La Vie En Roses series by Laura Florand–I love every single one of these books.
    5) And I’m going to count this series because technically I started the first book in 2017 but it wasn’t the right moment, and I didn’t come back to it until just this week. But OMG I LOVED the Bad Things series by Cynthia Eden. I loved it so much more than I thought I would, which is why I hadn’t come back to it. It’s a series centering on two brothers who rule all paranormal creatures. One is the Lord of the Dark and one is the Lord of the Light, and they are prophesied to fight and only one to survive. You guys this series was so, so good and exactly my catnip–paranormal with a lot of dark themes (and OMG by the final book I was sobbing!) but with plenty of funny moments and great dialogue. Loved it.

  2. Kareni

    You listed some series that I really enjoy reading (and re-reading!) ~ those by Patricia Briggs, Thea Harrison, Sarina Bowen to name a few.

    My favorite series this year ~

    Anne Cleeland’s New Scotland Yard mysteries beginning with Murder in Thrall. These combine mystery, romance, a stalker hero (!), and a hint of the paranormal.

    Lyn Gala’s alien male/male romance series featuring Liam and Ondry. The first book is Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts. The series deals to a significant extent with individuals learning about each other’s cultures and languages.

    Anne Bishop’s The Others series which starts with Written in Red. This is fantasy with the smallest hint of a romance that develops over the five book series.

  3. This is such a great list here. I am nervous about reading the Black Dagger Legacy series since I have struggled with the later books of the BDB.

    The Sisters of Haven are AWESOME. Some of the best books this author has written, and that is saying something considering how many books of Feehan’s I have loved so much.

    I do agree with the Psy Changeling series, they are the best shifter romances I have ever written. I just love the culture of the changeling culture, its so amazing and seeing them mate with Psy is so fascinating. It just works so well.

    Hope 2018 is a great year of series for you gals to discover. Happy reading.

  4. Kim

    I enjoyed the latest additions to Julie James FBI series; Sarah Morgan’s Manhattan series; Joanna Bourne’s English/French spy series; and the Bourbon Kings series.

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